Todd Kaufman

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Alta Community Investment Funds

29 years in Real Estate/Real Estate Securities



Todd Kaufman is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Alta Community Investment.

Kaufman oversees the $90 million group of funds that invest in single-family and multi-family real estate throughout the western United States. Kaufman’s career began in 1986 at PaineWebber, Inc, where he served as a Senior Vice President in the Capital Markets Group, focusing on institutional distribution of fixed-income securities. He remained at PaineWebber for 12 years, ultimately managing the Western Region Capital Markets Group.

Kaufman left PaineWebber in 1998 to co-found Alta Residential Mortgage Trust (ARMT), a mortgage real estate investment trust headquartered in Southern California. Kaufman served as Chief Executive Officer of ARMT and sold the company to Washington Mutual Bank in 2000. Kaufman joined Washington Mutual Bank as part of its acquisition of ARMT, where he launched and managed the bank’s first correspondent lending platform. In 2003, Washington Mutual tapped Kaufman to co-found WaMu Capital Corp, an institutional broker dealer. Kaufman served as a Senior Managing Director for WaMu Capital Corp, overseeing all institutional sales and distribution until 2008.

Kaufman earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Davis.